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36th General Hospital Records

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Identifier: WSR000345
Abstract Originally activated in World War I, Base Hospital No. 36 was sponsored by the Detroit College of Medicine. It was reactivated during the winter of 1942, and assigned to Algeria and then Caserta, Italy in 1943. Organizational records, biographical information regarding the officers, a history of the hospital during WWI, as well as an outline for the history of the WWII period are included. A comprehensive history of the unit compiled by Chalmers Wickwirs is included.

A. E. Stevenson Papers

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Identifier: LP000860
Abstract A. E. Stevenson was a member of the Mechanics Educational Society of America (MESA), and later, the United Auto Workers (UAW), for whom he served as a delegate to the Central Labor Body, a precursor to the Cleveland Industrial Union Council (CUIC), and served on several panels of the National War Labor Board (NWLB). Mr. Stevenson’s papers primarily relate to his work with the CUIC and the NWLB.

A. Randall Vinitsky Papers

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Identifier: LP000400
Abstract A. Randall Vinitsky was an advertising artist active from the 1920s to 1950s. He began his career in Detroit at the Franklin Press, but moved on to Oklahoma City in 1920 to work for the Southwestern Advertising Company. He also owned his own company, Vinitsky Art Studio, and was known for creating movie displays at the Criterion and Capitol Theaters. In Oklahoma he belonged to the Oklahoma City Advertising Club, where he headed The Problem Pirates and the Gridiron Committee. In 1925 he moved...

Aaron A. Kutnick Papers

 Collection — Box: WSU Small Processed Collections: Box 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: WSP000187
Abstract A 1939 Beta Sigma Phi Fellowship yearbook includes a history of the Beta Sigma Phi, a list of officers, committees, members, and the constitution and bylaws for the fellowship. Mr. Kutnick received his degree from Colleges of the City of Detroit in 1932, and was a charter member of Beta Sigma Phi, which promoted social fellowship and encouragement of education through research.

Aaron Henry Papers

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Identifier: UP000364
Abstract Mr. Henry, a native of Mississippi, has been a leader in the struggle for civil rights in that state for many years. He has been president of the Clarksdale NAACP, state president of the Mississippi NAACP, chairman of the Mississippi Voter Registration and Education Project, president of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and also its delegate to the 1964 Democratic National Convention. The collection deals with nearly every phase of the civil rights battle, Democratic politics, and...

AAUP Wayne State University Chapter Records

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Identifier: LR000662
Abstract The Wayne State University American Association of University Professors was formed in 1930. The early activities of the chapter focused on administrative reform and faculty participation in University governance. In May of 1973 WSU AAUP won an election against the Michigan Education Association-affiliated Faculty Association and the WSUFT (Wayne State University Federation of Teachers) to become the faculty collective bargaining representative. Collection materials include records relating to...

AAUW Detroit Records

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Identifier: UR002481
Abstract The American Association of University Women Detroit (AAUW Detroit) is a branch of the AAUW, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower women and improve their lives. Established in 1889, AAUW Detroit is the oldest branch of the AAUW of Michigan. It is also the oldest continuously active women’s organization in Detroit. They advocate for issues related to education, politics and economics, promoting their mission through education, and research. They also maintain leadership...

Abraham Epstein Papers

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Identifier: LP001051
Abstract A lecturer at Brooklyn College and New York University, Abraham Epstein was the first Secretary-Treasurer of the Workers’ Education Bureau and served as Executive Secretary to the American Association of Social Security. A published author, Mr. Epstein wrote on the topics of aging, social security and workers’ education. His papers include several journal articles written by Mr. Epstein and a number of chapters of a manuscript titled “Labor and the State” (published as The Labor Movement in...

Abraham Lefkowitz Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: La-Le, Box 9, Folder: 12-15
Identifier: LP000402
Abstract Abraham Lefkowitz was a teacher and principal in the New York elementary school system and active in teachers unions, civic and social reform movements, and championed minority causes and civil liberties. He was one of the founders of the American Federation of Teachers, serving as Vice-President for fourteen years. His papers reflect his professional and social contributions made during his years in the New York public school system, particularly his fight against communists in the AFT.

ACLU Oakland County Branch Records

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Identifier: UR001170
Abstract The Oakland County Branch of the American Civil Liberties Union was formed in 1979, with James Lafferty serving as the first elected president. Petitioned by the Metropolitan Detroit Branch of the ACLU, the branch was formed to address issues such as Oakland County jail conditions, lie detector use, senior housing rights, and attempts to reinstate the death penalty.Contents of the collection include materials relating to the Baldwin Site Proposal for Senior Housing in the City of...

ACLU of Michigan: Metropolitan Detroit Branch Records

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Identifier: UR000231
Abstract The Metropolitan Detroit Branch of the ACLU was chartered in 1952 and joined the Lansing and Ann Arbor area chapters in 1961 to form the ACLU of Michigan, coordinating civil liberties activities for these and several other chapters that formed over the next decades. Their records related primarily to the Detroit Branch and include subjects such as: academic freedom; censorship; church and state; civil liberties; police brutality; HUAC; and legal assistance to prisoners.

Action Coalition of Strikers Records

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Identifier: UR001694
Abstract The Action Coalition of Strikers (ACOS) was a rank-and-file group of strikers and their families who were active during the Detroit Newspaper Strike. Representing reporters, editors, pressmen, and truck drivers, the coalition opposed the newspaper union leadership and their proposed back-to-work offer and instead pressed forward with a campaign to fight to restore all lost jobs. They sponsored peaceful and disciplined mass demonstrations in support of the strikers, and published the weekly...

Ada I. Pressman Papers

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Identifier: LP001944
Abstract Ada Irene Pressman was a mechanical engineer who specialized in developing emergency safety systems for fossil-fired and nuclear power plants. Pressman was a registered Professional Engineer in both Arizona and California, where she worked for Bechtel Corporation for 32 years in various positions. Pressman was actively involved in professional engineering organizations, including serving as president of the Society of Women Engineers from 1979 to 1980. The material in these papers represent...

Adair Damman Papers

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Identifier: LP002106
Abstract Adair Damman's affiliation with SEIU began in 1981, and Damman worked at SEIU for a number of years, most notably as an organizer. Presently. Damman works as the Legislative Director of Local 925 in Seattle, Washington. These records primarily document Damman's earlier work during the 1980s and 1990s. Much of the material focuses on Local 1864 in Nevada, Local 707 and the Mendocino County Employees Association in California, Local 880 in Boston, and organizing Local 6. Predominate topics are...

AddedLevelTest_INV

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Identifier: AddedLevelTest_INV

AFA Chicago/Rosemont: McDonald v. UAL Case Records

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Identifier: LR002386
Abstract McDonald v. UAL was part of a series of legal cases involving United Air Lines (UAL), their former flight attendants, and the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA). The cases centered around flight attendants who lost their job due to UAL’s no-marriage policy of the 1950s and 1960s in which the company insisted that their female flight attendants remain unmarried. If a stewardess married she had to transfer to a ground job, was forced to resign, or was fired. Previous cases against UAL...

AFA Washington, D.C.: McDonald v. UAL Case Records

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Identifier: LR002385
Abstract McDonald v. UAL was part of a series of legal cases involving United Air Lines (UAL), their former flight attendants, and the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA). The cases centered around flight attendants who lost their job due to UAL’s no-marriage policy of the 1950s and 1960s in which the company insisted that their female flight attendants remain unmarried. If a stewardess married she had to transfer to a ground job, was forced to resign, or was fired. Previous cases against UAL...

AFSCME Administration Department Records

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Identifier: LR002437
Abstract The Administration Office existed for a number of years in the 1960s and 1970s. When it dissolved, its duties were transferred to other departments. Its convention planning duties were handled by the Office of the President for a time and are currently enacted by the Conference and Travel Services Department. Its other duties were assumed by the AFSCME Business Office. Records in this collection include subject files on areas of interest to AFSCME; correspondence from councils and locals; and...

AFSCME Business Office Records

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Identifier: LR002432
Abstract The AFSCME Business Office historically has handled financial matters for the union, and its activities are largely reported on by the Office of the Secretary-Treasurer. For a time, it was involved in the planning of the AFSCME biennial convention, as well as the numerous other, smaller meetings and conferences that AFSCME hosts throughout the year. Its name as of 2013 was the Financial Services Department, which includes Accounting, Auditing, and Benefits. This collection includes budgets for...

AFSCME Career Development Program Records

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Identifier: LR002369
Abstract Seeing success in a program run by AFSCME District Council 37 in New York City that upgraded Nursing Aides to Licensed Practical Nurses, the International union wished to bring career development training to its members who were hospital employees. As such, in 1967, AFSCME began investigating how to develop hospital career development training programs. In 1969, AFSCME was awarded a grant from the Department of Labor and the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) to work with...

AFSCME Central Files Department Records

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Identifier: LR002070
Abstract The AFSCME Central Files Department was established in 1966 to which all departments within the international headquarters contributed correspondence and reports so all material related to a particular incident would be filed together. In 1974, Dr. Philip Mason of the Reuther Library at Wayne State completed a thorough records management survey of AFSCME and recommended that the Central Files Department be dissolved and that individual departments maintain their own records. His recommendation...

AFSCME Central Regional Office: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Clerical-Administrative Campaign Records

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Identifier: LR002686
Abstract AFSCME Local 698, chartered in 1944, initially consisted of laboratory mechanics and agricultural employees of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), with other groups later joining. During 1970-1971, clerical workers initiated an organizing campaign but ultimately failed to get majority support. In 1983, AFSCME sent one organizer, with more following in subsequent years, to UIUC as part of a wider organizing effort in the state of Illinois. In August 1991, a representation...

AFSCME Communications Department Records

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Identifier: LR002204
Abstract AFSCME has produced a regularly published magazine since its inception. Publication duties for this organ and other materials were accomplished by the Education and Publications Department for the first twenty years of AFSCME’s existence. The 1954 Convention, however, passed Resolution 14, establishing a Publications and Public Relations Department. This new department would continue to publish the AFSCME magazine and other materials and would also take on new media public relations duties both...

AFSCME Education and Leadership Training Department Records

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Identifier: LR002636
Abstract The 1960s began a period of significant growth for AFSCME, which meant an increased need for knowledgeable members and staff. AFSCME began an education program around 1962, and by 1966 the International Union had established the Education and Leadership Training Department, later known simply as the Education Department. This collection contains records of the Education Department, particularly in regards to the department's collaboration with the AFSCME Organizing Department, and...

AFSCME International Executive Board (I.E.B.) Records

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Identifier: LR001991
Abstract The International Executive Board (IEB) is the top level legislative and policy-making body within AFSCME, except when the convention is in session. The IEB is responsible for interpreting the union’s constitution. The records of the IEB are maintained by the Office of the Secretary-Treasurer. Materials in this collection were pulled together from various shipments from the Office of the Secretary-Treasurer to make a comprehensive record of the proceedings of the AFSCME IEB. Some IEB-related...

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International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 397
Wayne State University 268
American Federation of Teachers 81
United Farm Workers 78
AFL-CIO 60
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Industrial Workers of the World 57
Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 49
Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 49
AFSCME 48
Service Employees International Union 44
Air Line Pilots Association 42
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 26
General Motors Corporation 24
Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 23
Democratic Party (Mich.) 23
Merrill-Palmer Institute 20
Shanker, Albert 20
Wayne State University. College of Education 20
International Brotherhood of Teamsters 18
National Association of Letter Carriers (U.S.) 18
United Foundation (Detroit, Mich.) 18
United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit 17
Wayne State University. School of Medicine 17
Young, Coleman A. 17
American Federation of Labor 15
Bluestone, Irving 15
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit 15
Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives 15
Chrysler Corporation 14
Smith, Mike (Michael O.) 14
Sweeney, John J. 14
United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 14
American Civil Liberties Union 13
Detroit Public Schools 13
Democratic Party (U.S.) 12
Ford Motor Company 12
Meany, George, 1894-1980 12
Sociey of Women Engineers 12
National Organization for Women 11
United Mine Workers of America 11
Cavanagh, Jerome P. 10
East, Dennis 10
National Education Association of the United States 10
United States. Works Progress Administration 10
United Steelworkers 10
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.) 9
Detroit Free Press Co. 9
National Farm Worker Ministry (U.S.) 9
Newspaper Guild 9
Socialist Workers Party 9
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions 8
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Detroit Branch 8
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities 8
United States. Federal Aviation Administration 8
Brookwood Labor College (Katonah, N.Y.) 7
Cordtz, Richard 7
National Farm Workers Association 7
United States Postal Service 7
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation 7
American Newspaper Guild 6
Ames, Joseph Lynn, 1925- 6
Association of Urban Universities 6
Bieber, Owen 6
Detroit Federation of Teachers 6
Gullen, George E., Jr. 6
Hilberry, Clarence B. 6
National Labor Relations Bureau (U.S.) 6
Newspaper Guild of Detroit 6
North American Free Trade Agreement (1992 December 17) 6
Textile Workers Union of America 6
United States. National Mediation Board 6
Wayne State University. Law School 6
AFSCME. International Convention 5
Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee 5
Association of Catholic Trade Unionists 5
Beffel, John Nicholas 5
Ciampa, P.J. 5
Detroit (Mich.). Board of Education 5
Ellickson, Katherine Pollak 5
Feldman, Sandra 5
Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) 5
Mahaffey, Maryann 5
New Detroit, Inc. (Detroit, Mich.) 5
Stern, Andy 5
United States. Agency for International Development 5
United States. Civil Aeronautics Board 5
United States. National Labor Relations Board 5
United Way for Southeastern Michgian 5
Wayne State University. Folklore Archives 5
Boggs, Grace Lee 4
Communication Workers of America 4
Detroit News (Firm) 4
Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement 4
Georgakas, Dan 4
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union 4
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Ford Local 600 4
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 1-D 4
Michigan Organization for Human Rights 4
Michigan State AFL-CIO 4
Pflug, Warner W. 4
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